Master scholarship for Biology students

The Université libre de Bruxelles is coordinating the Erasmus Mundus TROPIMUNDO Master programme for which the European Commission offers a certain number of fully covering scholarships for EU and non-EU students. There are no country restrictions whatsoever. As Erasmus Mundus is the educational excellence brand of the European Commission, we are not allowed to use any other criteria than excellence to select the scholarship holders.

This information is of particular importance for BIOLOGY students seeking a scholarship to study abroad.

TROPIMUNDO is the first International Master in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (2 years, 120 ECTS) that allows students to delve into the interlinked ecosystems under threat by spending a full second semester of course work and field schools in the African rainforest, the Asian mangrove forest or Amazonian tropical rain forest and Caribbean tropical insular ecology, and a fourth semester dedicated to thesis work related to tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. The other two semesters are covering basic and specialized courses in Belgium, Italy, France and French Guyana.

The European Commission provides a certain number of full scholarships for students from EU and non-EU students. Selected scholarship holders will have their tuition fees and mobility covered in addition to receiving full insurance and monthly allocations.

The first call for 2020-2021 applicants in need of a scholarship is now open and the deadline for application is 30 November 2019.

Further information on the TROPIMUNDO programme and the application procedure can be found at